Calling all Potterheads! I said from the moment this book came out, I was never going to read it. I didn’t hear good things about it, I didn’t like that it was a script, and I just wanted no part of it. Here we are in 2020, and I bought it, and I’m still not sure how I feel about it. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is not a JKR book, but she did have a small hand in it, which I do like, so I know it’s not entirely made up. With that, I still want a different ending for our beloved characters. Draco, I’m looking at you poor soul. This is a super quick read, and I will give you some details so you don’t have to read it!
We follow Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy as they ditch going to school and go back in time to fix some of the things that happened during their parents’ time at Hogwarts. They end up causing many other issues, including bringing back Voldemort. We also get to follow some of our favorite characters while they look for the children and try to figure out what made them want to leave school. Harry and Draco must team up to find their kids, but Draco also wants to clear his child of being Voldemort’s child.
I made our favorite characters in Sims 4!
BELOW WILL CONTAIN SPOLIERS!
Being back in the wizarding world was so much fun! We got to see what some of our characters have gone on to do, get to know their kids, and watch them grow as parents. The concept of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was fun, but I feel like it just wouldn’t happen. You can’t convince me that Draco was still a death eater after the Battle at Hogwarts. JKR did give him a redemption seen in the movie (which was cut), he had tried to get the dark mark off of him after the battle, he couldn’t kill Dumbledore, and he only switched sides because of his mother and walked right passed his father. I could talk about that for days, and maybe I will write an article about it later. I really don’t think he would let his wife go back in time to get pregnant by Voldemort and then hide it. It’s found out that it didn’t happen, but I still didn’t like that they put Draco through all of that after growing up with Lucius as a father.
One thing I really liked was Albus struggling to live up to his father’s legacy. He and Harry grow apart, to the point of Harry staying something actually awful. While I can believe Albus feeling like he has to live up to his dad, I don’t see Harry saying that he sometimes wished that he wasn’t his son. Harry wanted a family too badly for him to react like that. It got figured out in the end, but it didn’t sit well with me.
Overall I really enjoyed Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and I see why many Potterheads love it. I can also see why a lot of Potterheads pretend that this book doesn’t exist. If you want a quick read and want something from the Wizarding World, give it a go. I wouldn’t say this is a must read, but it is a quirky book for Harry Potter Fans.